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Norse back to .500 after Victory over Wright State


by Parker Fields


This game got started with a bang early. NKU scored on their first three

possessions, hitting two threes. One by their star sophomore Marques Warrick

and their Senior leader Trevon Faulkner. After a Chris Brandon Slam Dunk the

Norse had a commanding early 10-2 lead which forced Wright State to call a

timeout. From there it was more of the same for the majority of the first half. NKU

would score two or three baskets for every one basket Wright State would score.

It wasn’t until late in the first half when Wright State went on a dominating run to

claw their way back into the game. This run was led by Junior guard Tanner

Holden of Wright State. The Raiders ended the half on an 8-0 run to end the half

down just one at 35-34. NKU was led by Marques Warrick with 9 points as Wright

State was led by Tanner Holden with 11 points.


The second half started with a lot of Tanner Holden early. The all-

conference Junior Guard came out hot and scored 5 points in just the first few

minutes of the half. NKU was led by Marques Warrick early in this half with a

three, and a couple of tough finishes early in the half. From there, it was lots of

back and forth scoring and lead changes. This was until Sam Vinson arrived in this

game. The future Horizon League Freshman of the Year scored 7 points in the

final 5 minutes of the game adding to the Norse’s 12-2 run to close out the game.


The Norse had completed the full game effort Darrin Horn was looking for. They

held one of the best offensive teams in the Conference to just 63 points on 4o

percent shooting. NKU was led by Marques Warrick with a big 23 points, Chris

Brandon with 10 points, and Bryson Langdon with a huge 6 assists. The Raiders

were led by Tanner Holden with 22 points.


NKU will now host Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at 7 PM est.